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's the kind of environment that incubates what might be the next groupon or grubhub. this week, scott case, one of founders of priceline, hosted a forum on what it takes to launch a startup these days. "when you look at startups, try to network for captial for talent and for customers." one of the attendees, jere mcallister, who created a music media magazine for the ipad called "groovebug," just launched an app with iconic jazz label blue note. "we've partnered with other tech companies and they helped open doors for blue note." mcallister is one of more than a hundred entrepreneurs who see america's future in its startups, not necessarily in silicon valley. "we have the capital and supportive environment for these early-stage companies." the startup america partnership was launched last year. it provides startups with access to corporations, investors and services they need to grow. the latest survey of small businesses shows a slight dip in optimism. overall, the index for the national federation of independent businesses dropped 1/10 of a point to 92.8. behind that number, owners plann
. the ones that presented the greatest risk to the environment. today, i'm thrilled to tell you we've surpassed that goal. we've removed 36 vessels so far. >> over the years, experts say more than 20 tons of heavy metal has leaked from the fleet into the bay. >>> well, california -- corrections officials has a deadline. the state has been given to june to reduce the prison population by 33,000. that could detail a money savings money. prison officials say it would put them over the court-imposed cap. >>> some of you may have felt 29.3 earthquake this morning t was sent red three miles -- morning. it was centered three miles from danville. >>> it is decision day around major league baseball but the paths have been set for our bay area teams and only one is moving on. >> they are coming out to salute their fans. >> the as did not win game five of their playoffs. despite the 6-0 loss, the fans gave the team a standing ovation. >> you just can't be too disappointed about it based on what they did this year. it so was so magical. most of those players will be back. >> posey, deep left f
. >> it is not a hostile environment. it is a wonderful experience and i do get loud. >> reporter: a's kept the crowd quiet till the late innings and that is when the game went detroit's way. so now the circus comes back to oakland for game 3 on tuesday and it is the a's wish that maybe this lasts for three more days because after all they must not only win on tuesday, but wednesday and thursday as well. no tall order that they have not had to deal with before. don't forget, they won their last six games at home. reporting live, fred inglis, ktvu channel 2 news. >> loyal a's fans rolled into sports bars this morning. today's game started at 9:00 a.m. pacific time. we caught up with some in oakland. some were already looking forward to next week when the a's will face the detroit tigers at home. >> people will be on their feet screaming, the energy has been incredible for the last home series run and sweeping the mariners and rangers. it will be awesome. >> the next game is tuesday in oakland with a start time of 6:00 p.m. www.ktvu.com has more on the a's playoffs, including a sideline showed and an intervi
is not intimidated. >> it's not a hostile environment. it's a wonderful experience. and i do get loud. >> reporter: a's fans kept it loud. a's must win tuesday but wednesday and thursday as well. it sounds like a real high mountain to climb but a's manager melvin will remind his players they won the last six just to get into the division play offs. >>> our coverage of the play offs continues tonight. mark ibanez will join us live from at&t park with player reaction coming up a little later in sports wrap. >>> the blue angels wrapped up their air show with the usual jaw dropping stunts. flying f18 hornets, the blue angels flu through the sky. they performed in very slow crowd pleasing altitudes. >>> anyone who drove into the city today likely spent a lot of time in traffic. ktvu's christien kafton joins us live from the city on just how people got around. >> reporter: you can see giant fans here making their way from at&t park. tonight's game mark it is end of a wild weekend making its way in and around town. >> the platform is very crowded, still downstairs. >> reporter: one look at the packed pla
, given the environment we're in, does seem a touch odd. > > so what do you look at that's important? do you look at the payroll numbers? do you look at the participation numbers? > > all of them are important. they all serve and weigh into your forecast. the participation number is important because you need people participating in the workforce to push a country forward. that's at the lowest level it has been in 30 years. so there are fewer people today participating than there have been since 1981 in the workforce. the overall employment number is probably the most respected, the 114,000. that's crucial for the economy. you really need to see that kick up into the 200- to 250,000s before we start making headway into the employment problem that we have right now. > > every month they revise that number, so that will probably be changing soon. > > sure. these all are- not guesses, but there's a lot of deviation around them. and as we saw, i think last year's employment numbers were revised up 384,000 are the latest numbers. > > we'll talk to you in a month to see if we can stop scratchi
environment. >>> mitt romney was in virginia giving a major foreign policy address. ktvu's ann rubin is here with how mitt romney accused president obama of a lack of leadership. >> reporter: that's right. mitt romney hoping to win over voters at home. >> reporter: in front of a crowd mitt romney tried to differentiate his foreign policy from president obama. mitt romney said the risk of conflict is higher now than when the president took office. he said he would increase military spending, arm syrian rebels and tighten sanctions on iran, on israel he would restart peace negotiations. >> reckless. >> reporter: just before the speech the obama campaign described his summer trip abroad and questions his first response to attacks on the u.s. embassy in libya. it is similar to what president obama said in a interview. >> governor romney has a tendency to shoot first and name later. as president you can't do that. >> reporter: till mitt romney hoping to capitalize on the momentum of his debate performance. >> reporter: international relations will take center stage at the october 22 debate. ann r
when he was much smaller. >> if that somehow gets loose into the environment, while it's still in tact, it's a noose. it's a looped noose. >> reporter: they cut the strap off this morning, revealing a visible wound. >> we didn't find any other issues. >> reporter: rescuers tell us no sign today of a second sea lion, also spotted a day ago tangled in fishing line. if all goes as planned, he could be released here as early as next week. in sausalito, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> scientists are reporting an explosion in the number of trees that have died from sudden oak disease here in california during the past year. this map shows how the pathogen has spread throughout the bay area since 2006. the u.s. forest service says it has documented more than 375 new cases of dead, live oak in tan oak trees. that's a ten fold increase compared to 38,000 a year ago. scientists attribute the spread to two years of very high rainfall, followed by this year's dry weather. >>> a stanford professor got a call from sweden early this morning informing him that he had won the nobel prize for chemistry. the d
ships, the one that is presented the greatest risk to the environment. today, i've thrilled to tell that you we surpassed that goal and removed 36 vessels so far. >> the clean upstarted in 2009. over the years, experts say more than 20 tons of heavy metals like mercury have leaked from the fleet into the bay. >>> the showers yesterday here until the bay area came in the form of snow up in the lake tahoe area. take a look at the photos sent to us by heavenly ski resort. there was enough snow to make a snowman. the storm moved through the reno-tahoe region leaving a dusting of snow. >> if you want snow, you know where to go. but if you want 80s and nice weather, bill, stay right at home. >> yeah. it will be warm inland, and it will be warm along the coast and in san francisco. classic fall weather will revisit us as we head towards the weekend and into next week with nice weather headed our way. the fire danger will come up a bit but not a red flag warning kind of event. let's put in the radar. that's a live radar sweep, and there were a few sprinkles this morning, and we had a little
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